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Today in winning the internet: Overrated White Dudes.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/napoleoninrags/ Napoleoninrags

    I don’t understand the overrated white dudes site at all. Is it a parody of something? I don’t get what I’m missing because on the surface it’s pretty hard to claim that Bill Gates or Lewis Caroll are “overrated”.

    There are plenty of “overrated” people on this planet, currently and historically, but I just don’t understand that choices of pretty much anybody included there. If this is supposed to have some political charge, wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to include, say, Christopher Columbus. Now there’s an overrated white dude.

    • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

      It called Timothy Leary a “one-trick-pony”. As is the site.

    • http://feministing.com/members/robin/ Robin James

      And fatphobic to boot. Is this “winning” in the Charlie Sheen sense?